Hygrophoraceae - Waxy Caps
Found at Tangoia scenic reserve on September 16, 2000 growing from ground.
Cap:0.5-4cm in diameter. Concave in shape. Bright orange to red in
colour with the margin being slightly lighter. Center of the cap becomes
depressed with age.
Gills: Same colour as the cap but maybe lighter. Joined to the stem
and running down it. Relatively well spaced.
Spore print: white.
Stem: 2-3cm high and 2-5mm thick. Same colour as cap but becoming
paler towards the base.
Found at Lake Waikeramoana on May 11, 2001 at the 15th Annual New Zealand
Fungal Foray.Spectacular colours, majestic.
Cap: ~2cm in diameter. Purple in colour.
Stem: Yellow footed and purple towards the top. About 2-3cm long.
Cross section purple.
Gills: Perfect white. Attached to stem and running down it.
The whole mushroom is covered in a very slippery layer of jelly.
Habitat: From ground amongst moss.
Found at Lake Wakeramoana on May 10, 2001 at the 15th Annual New Zealand
Fungal Foray.Very attractive small mushroom.
Cap: Slimy, 1-2cm in diameter. Striated, greenish yellow in colour.
Gills: White. Attached to stem and running down it.
Stem 1.5-2cm long. Very slimy and bright green in colour.
Habitat: Grows on wood.
Different people react
differently to different mushrooms.
NEVER eat a wild mushroom
without being 100% sure it is safe to do so.